All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2012 London Olympics’

Michael Phelps is Coming Out of Retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement to swim next week in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. The Olympic swimmer will compete in a meet in Mesa April 24-26. It will be Phelps’ first competitive meet since the 2012 London Olympics. Phelps, 28, holds 18 Olympic gold medals, and 22 medals overall. Bob Bowman, Phelp’s longtime coach, said …

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Grant Hackett: Australian Olympic Swimmer Seeks Rehab Treatment

An urgent family intervention Tuesday onĀ the GoldĀ Coast prompted Australian Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett to seek help for a drug addiction. Now, Hackett is on his way to the United States to admit himself into a rehab facility. The 33-year-old gold-winning Olympian is reportedly addicted to the sleeping drug Stilnox, surprisingly the same drug fellow swimmer Michael Phelps once admitted to …

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Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races Bus

Twenty-seven-year-old Usain Bolt is world-renowned for being the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter sought to prove the title when he raced against a number 59 commuter bus while visiting Buenos Aires to participate in the 80-meter exhibition race. The athlete has six gold medals under his belt after winning three relay races (100m, 200m and 4x100m) during the 2008 …

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London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle is a Playable Mini-Game

Google has thrown its entire creative weight behind the London 2012 Olympics. Each day of the games, the website has featured a Google Doodle highlighting a relevant Olympic event. Yesterday that meant the javelin throw was spotlighted for the day, though it may have been overshadowed by the late addition of the Mars rover Curiosity in the background of the …

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Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics?

The Crip Walk. It’s a dance move that originated in the 1970s from the infamous Crip gang. It has since taken on some mainstream popularity, but its origins have never truly been forgotten. That’s why the response has been divided ever since the dance has entered the Olympic stage. Serena Williams, star tennis player, was the second woman to earn …

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London 2012 Javelin: Will The Competitors Set New Records?

Google is back at it once again, as they have for every day of the Olympics, with a brand new Google Doodle. Today’s Doodle celebrates the sport of Javelin Throw with Knowledge Graph paying close attention to the women’s qualifying round in Javelin taking place tomorrow, August 7. Even if you have never participated in Track and Field, you are …

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A Brits Guide To Avoiding The Olympics [Infographic]

The festivities for the summer Olympic games in London, England starts on July 21st with the torch carrying ceremonies, and ends August 9th with the closing ceremonies of the Paralympic games. As it turns out, the only people really excited about the games being in London are people who don’t live in England right now. In fact nearly 36% of …

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London 2012 Olympic Torch Wins Design of the Year

The London 2012 Olympic Torch was create by UK design studio Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, who won the prestigious Design of the Year award for their work. They were chosen out of 89 entries and presented the award at London’s Design Museum at the annual event, BBC News is reporting It is perforated with 8,000 holes, each one representing …

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Bikini Rules Change For Volleyball At Olympics

The bikini has been active in a lot of online news lately, especially with the incident at STC in the Philippines. Now, with the upcoming Olympic games in just a few months, the bikini has received some new attention as rules have changed to the way attire is worn during the volleyball events. With the Olympics involving countries that hold …

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Anti-Terror Plan In UK Seeks To Spy, Store Personal Data On Everyone

We live in a world full of terror. To protect its people from this terror, the UK wants to store all of its citizens personal data – phone calls, text messages, online browsing history – to combat whatever terror is threatening them next. The Telegraph is reporting that the UK is cooking up a new anti-terror plan. The plan would …

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London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers

It looks like the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is concerned about the Twitter use of everyone involved, not just the athletes and other official participants. The Olympics are a big production to pull off, and it takes quite a bit of help from unpaid volunteers. This year, organizers are actively recruiting 70,000 of these volunteers …

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